Meet 2015 NEC Challenge Finalist: Paul Holum

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Feb 3, 2015

Holum Photo 1We are just 3 days from crowning the next NEC Challenge Champion, and it’s time to meet our next finalist, Paul Holum from Elk River, Minn. Paul, who spends most of his time promoting the importance of the NEC as an electrical instructor, earned his spot at the highly competitive NJATC NTI show back in July, beating out dozens of professionals who make their living from knowing and enforcing the code.

In fact, Paul came to NTI with redemption on his mind, only just missing out on a championship spot when he played the NEC Challenge there in 2013.

Paul has 32 years of experience in the industry, attributes his passion for the code in his belief that it will help you succeed in all facets of the industry.

“This is a dangerous, evolving industry. We have to find new ways, and exciting ways to reach the people out there to keep them interested in staying up-to-date with the NEC, and that’s where this challenge comes in,” said Holum. “Knowledge opens doors, providing endless opportunity.”

When Paul is not out engaging his students in the classroom about the NEC, he enjoys traveling, photography and supporting his wife as a Green Bay Packer fan as he silently cheers for the underdogs.

This instructor plans to take a summer vacation away from the classroom in hopes of winning the NEC Challenge Champion belt and the $5,000 grand prize.

Tune in this Friday, February 6th at 12:00 p.m. EST. to see if Paul takes home the grand prize. Visit to find out how you can register to view the crowning of our next NEC Challenge Champion.